In the absence of federal legislation, states are actively seeking tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states to stabilize their health insurance marketplace. SHVS is tracking state activity and has many resources, including a template, for states interested in pursuing a Section 1332 waiver.
Shared Accountability Across Health and Non-Health Sectors: Opportunities to Improve Population Health
On Wednesday April 5, 2017 the State Health and Value Strategies program hosted the first in a series of three webinars aimed at helping state officials achieve population health goals. This webinar, featuring Dr. Dana Hargunani and Dr. Helen Bellanca from Oregon, outlined opportunities for state agencies to work collaboratively to improve outcomes and reduce inefficiencies across programs serving overlapping populations. The webinar was based on an issue brief authored by Dr. Hargunani. Slides from the presentation are available. Also, the webinar discussed the measure selection report in Oregon, which is now available.